MONTHLY FILM FESTIVALS
El Cid's Short Film Night
Every 1st Wednesday since 2009.
New Filmakers Los Angles
Hosts monthly screening events with audience discussions.
Los Angeles Film Forum
Holds monthly screenings at the historic Egyptian Theatre.
Holds monthly screenings at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres.
Arena Cinema Hollywood
An art house for new indie films.
ANNUAL FILM FESTIVALS
Indian Film Festival Los Angeles
April 5-9. Regal L.A. LIVE: A Barco Innovation Center. Showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.
TCM Classic Film Festival
April 6 - 9. Various locations. Where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world's most iconic venues, with the people who made them.
First Glance Film Festival
April 20 - 23. Laemmle NoHo 7. Shows a mix of short and feature length indie films before they hit theaters. Audiences vote for "Best of the Fest" and are invited to come mix and mingle with filmmakers, cast and crew at after parties.
Dance Camera West Film Festival
April 20 - 23. UCLA's Royce Hall and Fowler Museum. Committed to fostering and promoting the vibrant art of dance and dance on film from around the globe.
The Newport Beach Film Festival
April 20 - 27. Orange County's largest entertainment event.
City of Lights - City of Los Angeles French Film Festival
April 24-May 2. Directors Guild of America. The 21st Annual festival will have an exclusive program of 70+ French Films this year.
Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival
April 26-May 3. Various Locations. The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival builds community awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people through film.
Cinema at the Edge Independant Film Fest.
April 27 - 30. Edgemont Center for the Arts. Screenings, parties and artist programs that celebrate independent film making in the heart of Santa Monica.
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
April 27 - May 4. Various Locations. Since 1983, the LAAP Film Fest has presented nearly 4,000 films, videos, and digital media works by Asian international and Asian Pacific American artists. Features seminars and panels, in-person guest appearances, and filmmaker awards.
Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival
May 12, 13, 20, 21, 27. Electric Lodge. Showcases films and documentaries created by Garifuna filmmakers and many other indigenous people. Includes feature films, short films, panel discussions, workshops and cultural presentations.
RAW Film Festival
June 4. The Bootleg Theater. Local pop-up shorts fest for rebellious filmmakers based in & around LA.
New Media Film Festival
June 6 - 8. The Landmark. Embodies the transformative power of the cinematic arts and reaches across cultural bridges to wed story and technology for everyone.
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival
June 7 - 11. Laemmle Sunset 5. Showcases new films from Greek filmmakers worldwide.
LA Film Fest
June 14 - 22.
Showcases compelling independent films, TV and episodic work from emerging storytellers, alongside filmmaker-driven studio titles.
Los Angeles Film Festival
June 14-22 at ArcLight Hollywood. Showcases independent TV and film from emerging storytellers.
Annual Haiti Film Festival
June 17 at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre. Showcases Haitian art and films.
Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
July 7-17 at various venues. The leading organization that promotes equality through film. Festival includes short and feature films, panels, workshops and parties that highlight and celebrate the diversity of the LGBT community.
Annual Los Angeles Dog Film Festival
Aug 5 at Writers Guild Theater. Although there are no dogs allowed at this theater, there will be a Pooch Party on Aug 4 at Only in Beverly Hills, a dog-loving boutique.
Hollyshorts Film Festival
Aug 10-19 at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres. Showcases the best and brightest short films from around the globe. Devoted to the advancement filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events.
168 Film Festival
August 26-27 at Regal Cinemas Premiere House at LA Live. Short films competing to become a feature film.
Long Beach Indie Film Festival
Aug 30-Sept 3 at Cinemark at the Pike Theaters. The festival will feature a five-day international entertainment experience and a career fair for young artists looking for careers in entertainment, arts and digital media.
Cinecon Classic Film Festival
Aug 31-Sep 4 at the Egyptian Theater. Features rare, unusual and unjustly forgotten movies from the silent and early sound era with celebrity guests and film, book and movie memorabilia shows. Silent films include a live piano to accompany the movie.
Burbank International Film Festival
Sept 6-10 at various venues. Over 100 films from 31 countries, 25 world premieres, 22 award categories and opening and closing night screenings.
Los Angeles Lift Off Film Festival
Sept 11-15 at Raleigh Studios. Screening days packed with film and multiple lengths, genres, nationalities and style-a pure homage to the excellence of today's grassroots filmmakers.